Close Protection Seminar

Close Protection Seminar

Our Close Protection Course Seminar is a free to attend event that gives you the opportunity to meet our training team and experience what our close protection course involves.

Our Mission: The Pursuit of Excellence through Reality Based Training.

By Attending our seminar, you can see exactly what the Close Protection industry involves and how we run our course to prepare you for this work.

Attending the course is free, and you are not committing to attend our course. 

The Seminar will commence at 12:00 at our training centre in Farnborough, Hampshire. Starting with a short presentation on Indrisec as a company, we will then discuss the realities of the close protection industry and what is required of close protection operatives. We'll cover how we run our course and what is involved and expected before holding a Q&A session. We'll then end the day with a practical exercise, aiming to finish at approximately 16:00.


Close Protection Seminar Dates (Limited Places Available)

  • Dates to be announced

We are still operating our training courses under this current lockdown, as per UK Government Guidelines listed here:

Read our COVID Secure Policy for training. 

Our instructors have over 50 years in the private security industry, primarily working in the fields of Close Protection and Surveillance. Having provided protection services all over the world, and operating in some of the most dangerous places on earth, our team teach from a position of experience.

Due to the nature of the security industry, and the role of a Close Protection Operative in particular, this course will require a pre-course interview either by telephone or by arranging to visit our training centre.

This is done to ensure that the candidates wishing to attend the Close Protection Course fully understand the nature of the industry and work they are trying to gain entry to, and that they understand the commitment involved, both on our course, and moving forward.

Fill out your details using our contact form and we shall be in touch to book you onto our seminar.

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Close Protection Training Course Overview

Our course has been designed to start with the basics, and build on that. Close Protection can become a very high stress role and our training course aims to teach you the required skills to deal with that.

Close Protection is regarded as the top of the security ladder in terms of operational duties and as such can involve a great deal of different experiences and challenges. The world of Close Protection can involve high stress situation, and you can find yourself protecting VIP's, celebrities, sports stars, politicians or foreign royalty.

The course itself lasts 16 days (20 if you take our discounted First Aid Response Course to gain your medical qualification).

Our experienced Instructors will progress you through the following subjects during the close protection training.

  • Roles & responsibilities of a CPO
  • Threat & risk assessment
  • Surveillance awareness
  • Operational planning
  • Law & legislation
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Teamwork in the CP team
  • Foot/Walking Drills
  • Venue reconnaissance
  • Route selection and planning
  • Vehicle drills
  • Search procedures
  • Venue security
  • Communication & conflict management skills
  • CQC/Combatives

Close Quarters Combat and Combatives will be taught throughout the course in association with Tactical Jiu Jitsu 

The guys at TJJ are highly experienced martial artists specialising in combatives for the military (both conventional and special forces), police, and security operatives.

Close Protection Course Prerequisites

Candidates must meet the following:

  • Be aged 18 or above
  • Must have passed a criminal record check. Refer to the Security Industry Authority (SIA) website.
  • Be able to communicate effectively in written and spoken English
  • Must be of reasonable health and fitness levels due to the nature of the course
  • Identification and proof of address (i.e. passport, drivers’ licence, bills, bank statements) must also be provided. The address proof cannot be more than 3 months’ old
  • Should you wish to be eligible as a driver on the course then you must hold a full driving licence and be at least 25 years of age. Serious driving offences will be individually assessed by the insurance company.
  • Hold a suitable First Aid Qualification, such as our Level 3 First Aid Response qualification (required by the SIA to be granted a Close Protection Licence)


The cost of our 16 day Close Protection course is currently £1,800.00 £1,600.00 with our medical course bolt on costing £200.00. All costs are inclusive of VAT.

Course Duration

  • Close Protection Course - 16 days
  • Close Protection Course and First Aid Response - 20 Days


Students who successfully complete this course will be issued with a Level 3 Award for Working as a Close Protection Operative within the Private Security Industry.

Note: Close Protection Operatives must also hold a valid First Aid Certificate (such as a First Aid Response, First Person on Scene Intermediate (FPOSi) or First Response Emergency Care (FREC) course) and have passed a criminal background check to obtain an SIA Close Protection licence.